Haris, Amir preserve WC hopes alive

LONDON   –   A mixed batting efficiency studded by Haris Sohail’s 59-ball 89 was backed up by the bowlers as Pakistan stored their hopes of development on the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2019 alive with a 49-run win towards South Africa.

Chasing Pakistan’s 308/7, South Africa got here undone towards Mohammad Amir (2/49) and Shadab Khan (3/50) to stay with only one win from seven video games thus far. The World Cup caravan reached the House of Cricket on Sunday, 23 June, and Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman handled the packed crowd at Lord’s to a sequence of wonderful drives. The group fifty got here in fast time, taking simply 44 balls and together with 38 runs in boundaries. Lungi Ngidi got here in for specific punishment, Fakhar dispatching him for an enormous six over midwicket.

Chris Morris created an opportunity with Fakhar on 28, Imran Tahir diving ahead to take a catch. With replays inconclusive, the umpires gave the batsman the advantage of the doubt. Tahir took issues into his personal fingers, nonetheless. In his first over, Fakhar’s tried scoop ballooned as much as the ready Hashim Amla fielding at first slip; then, the veteran leapt to his proper to finish a superb low catch of Imam as each set batsmen have been despatched packing.

Babar Azam appeared good in reaching his half-century, nevertheless it was Sohail who took aside the bowling. Enjoying solely his second World Cup 2019 match and coming in at 143/3, he opened up with a 4 by covers off Kagiso Rabada, earlier than slamming the identical bowler over level for six. An 81-run stand with Azam was adopted by a 71-run fifth-wicket partnership with Imad Wasim. Earlier than Wasim chipped in with 23 off 15, Sohail had dominated, mentioning a half-century in simply 38 balls.

Hashim Amla, who has been in detached kind, was dismissed on Amir’s first ball, after a profitable assessment for Pakistan confirmed the supply hitting leg. Quinton de Kock and captain Faf du Plessis gave South Africa their finest interval of the sport throughout a partnership of 87.

However with Shadab bowling full and in line, and Amir discovering swing, they proved to be a handful. De Kock was effectively caught within the deep whereas making an attempt a slog sweep, Aiden Markram was executed in by one which stored low and straight – each off Shadab – and du Plessis’ top-edge off Amir discovered Sarfaraz.

Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller obtained begins, however with moments of excellence within the subject making up for missed possibilities, Pakistan by no means let the sport get away. Wahab Riaz was on level together with his yorkers and took three lower-order wickets in wrapping up an all-round satisfying day.

After the match, man of the match Haris Sohail mentioned he was enjoying his World Cup sport at present and scored a very cool fifty. “It was very tough to take a seat out of the video games however I knew I’d get the chance and I used to be backing myself to do effectively. After I went in there, the plan was to construct partnership with Babar. it was not simple however we did effectively.”

Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed mentioned: “I feel it’s a whole group efficiency. Credit score to the openers. They performed rather well. Then Babar took over.”

And Haris Sohail put in an important efficiency. We modified the mixture on this sport. Couple of video games earlier, we went with different mixture. That’s the one factor. Typically change is nice for the group. Right now the way in which Haris batted, he’s hungry to play within the sport. He’s the principle issue, the turning level, the way in which he batted within the final 15 overs, it was like Jos Buttler.

“Now we have to work more durable on fielding. Once more we dropped so many catches at present. All three matches now are very essential and now we have to kind it out. Full bowling effort. Credit score goes to Amir, took early wickets and within the center overs as effectively. Shadab was actually good within the center overs as effectively. Because of the followers for his or her help,” he added.

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis mentioned: “We’re not enjoying nice cricket. Entire match we’ve been good with the ball, however at present we gave them a very good begin. Pulled it again within the center, however giving them 300-plus was 20 too many. Not spin particularly. You’ll want to have a superb begin with the bat. We’re shedding a fast wicket nearly on a regular basis after which as we’re constructing partnerships we’re shedding wickets. That’s simply the character of the match.

“Battling a little bit of confidence in our batting line-up. And thats price 30-40 runs. Now we have to attempt. We’ve put within the apply. We’re working arduous. However confidence in sport is an incredible factor. While you’re enjoying effectively, the ball simply falls for you. However for the time being, we’re down and if you play towards a high quality group like Pakistan, they put you underneath stress. Imran Tahir has been superb. He’s been distinctive. He’s performed with loads of coronary heart and he’s led our bowling assault however there hasn’t been sufficient guys like Imran standing up. For me the most important draw back is that we’re not doing justice to ourselves as group. We’re enjoying towards nice groups. We’ve seen how loopy it’s. However we’re letting ourselves down contemplating the ability that’s in that dressing room,” he added.


Pos Workforce Performed Gained Misplaced N/R Internet RR Factors

1 New Zealand 6 5 Zero 1 +1.306 11

2 Australia 6 5 1 0 +0.849 10

Three India 5 Four Zero 1 +0.809 9

Four England 6 Four 2 0 +1.457 8

5 Sri Lanka 6 2 2 2 -1.119 6

6 Bangladesh 6 2 Three 1 -0.407 5

7 Pakistan 6 2 Three 1 -1.265 5

Eight West Indies 6 1 Four 1 +0.190 3

9 South Africa 7 1 5 1 -0.324 3

10 Afghanistan 6 Zero 6 0 -1.712 0



Imam-ul-Haq c & b Imran Tahir 44

Fakhar Zaman c Amla b Imran Tahir 44

Babar Azam c Ngidi b Phehlukwayo 69

M Hafeez lbw b Markram 20

Haris Sohail c de Kock b Ngidi 89

Imad Wasim c sub b Ngidi 23

Wahab Riaz b Ngidi 4

Sarfaraz Ahmed not out 2

Shadab Khan not out 1

EXTRAS: (lb 6, nb 1, w 5) 12

TOTAL: (7 wkts, 50 overs) 308

FOW: 1-81, 2-98, 3-143, 4-224, 5-295, 6-304, 7-307.

BOWLING: Okay Rabada 10-0-65-0, L Ngidi 9-0-64-3, CH Morris 9-0-61-0, AL Phehlukwayo 8-0-49-1, Imran Tahir 10-0-41-2, AK Markram 4-0-22-1.


H Amla lbw b Mohammad Amir 2

Q de Kock c Imam b Shadab Khan 47

F du Plessis c Sarfaraz b M Amir 63

AK Markram b Shadab Khan 7

HE van der Dussen c Hafeez b Shadab 36

DA Miller b Shaheen Shah Afridi 31

AL Phehlukwayo not out 46

CH Morris b Wahab Riaz 16

Okay Rabada b Wahab Riaz 3

L Ngidi b Wahab Riaz 1

Imran Tahir not out 1

EXTRAS: (lb 1, w 5) 6

TOTAL: (9 wkts, 50 overs) 259

FOW: 1-4, 2-91, 3-103, 4-136, 5-189, 6-192, 7-222, 8-239, 9-246.

BOWLING: Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-11-0, Mohammad Amir 10-1-49-2, Shaheen Shah Afridi 8-0-54-1, Imad Wasim 10-0-48-0, Wahab Riaz 10-0-46-3, Shadab Khan 10-1-50-3.

TOSS: Pakistan

UMPIRES: Joel Wilson, Kumar Dharmasena

TV UMPIRES: Chris Gaffaney


MATCH REFEREE: Ranjan Madugalle

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